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Adding More Topspin to My Game

06-02-2011, 03:27 AM
I've been playing tennis for around 2 years now. I'd say I'm between a 3.5 and a 4.0 player, but I seem to be stuck their for a variety of reasons. The main one however, is how flat I hit the ball. The person who taught me the game also hits very flat, but somehow she's able to consistently grind from the baseline.

I on the other hand am rather erratic when forced into long rallies. Whenever I try to spin the ball a bit more it always lands short in the court, thus putting me on the defensive. You guys have any tips on how to add a bit more spin to my average forehand while maintaining depth?

06-02-2011, 09:23 AM
I think you could try changing your grip, or maybe changing the strings on your racquet. The problem I find when you start adding top spin though, is that it seems to become more difficult to take the ball early, so you can hit a similarly accurate shot that is much easier for your opponent to retrieve. :sad:

06-17-2011, 12:23 AM
Need to practice that big cursive "C" when swinging your racket. Also try flicking your wrist as you make contact, should give you that extra pop and top-spin you are looking for.